I was up to my eyeballs in empty boxes daily at the store.
When you work in the paint department of Lowe’s, you better get good at breaking down cardboard after you take the product out of those boxes and put it up on the shelves for quick purchase or really high up on the shelves for stocking.
So I was in good practice when we got ourselves a pretty good collection during our moving process from The Little Bitty in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood to A Bitty Better in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville.
There were the things that we brought to us in a few cardboard boxes – that which wasn’t in those vinyl storage bins used to squirrel away stuff in our new full basement – and the products we discovered we needed to purchase right away.
Sunday morning I got out there and broke the pile down like the former Lowe’s paint department guy that I am. Even without my store-issued red exacto knife, I made it fast work. Step on the box. Tear. Fold.
In the store, I’d through the broken-down boxes into the big cardboard-crushing unit.
At A Bitty Better, it’s fit into a blue bin for pickup at the curb Monday, alongside the regular garbage.
How do you go about getting your boxes ready for recycling? How often does it get picked up? Do you have to be neat for your garbage collection or can it go out any which way?